This is a sponsored post brought to you by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All opinions are my own.
We are in the middle of summer and now is the time that you see more children getting hurt. My children play outside a whole lot more in the summer especially since it is warm and super nice. I mean, as long as it isn’t raining, I would prefer my kids riding their bikes or playing with their friends instead of watching TV.
So knowing that there is a higher risk of kids getting hurt in the summer reminds me to make sure I know the hours of my local urgent care and emergency room. We are lucky enough to have access to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and their wonderful doctors within a quick drive.
How do you know when to go to an urgent care or emergency room?
I have a post that covers the difference between urgent care and the emergency room but I wanted to make sure I covered some of the top things that might be on your mind. Think you are set when it comes to choosing urgent care or the emergency room? Try this quiz and see if you pass the test.
Where can I find locations?
Nationwide Children’s Hospital has everything listed on their website including wait times (if they can be updated). All urgent care locations open at 3 pm with the exception of downtown which is open from 8am-11pm every day.
Should I call my pediatrician/family doctor first?
Of course! If you can get into your pediatrician who already knows your child, they are best. The emergency room and urgent care are to be used when you can’t get into the office or it is after hours.
What is one of the top reasons to choose the emergency room?
The emergency room is more for a serious event such as a seizure. Another serious event would be problems breathing. You always want to make sure you take any serious events to the emergency room.
What is one of the top reasons to choose urgent care?
The urgent room is equipped to handle some of the things that the emergency room but specializes in less serious events. Small broken bones, fever (over 8 weeks old), and vomiting.
If you’d like more information, check out Nationwide Children’s hospital for any medical needs when it comes to your children. Now that you’ve read through my post, do you think you could pass the test? Try this quick quiz to see if you know the difference between Urgent Care and the Emergency Room.